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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:38 AM   #1
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Best external storage solution?

Hey guys--I am about to invest in a new 17" MBP (assuming their announcement pre-NAB) and am looking into external RAID storage solutions. So far I've been leaning towards this model from G-Raid:

http://www.g-technology.com/Products/G-RAIDpro.cfm

I'd have to get a ExpressCard34 adapter for the FW800. I was reading another thread about some SATA solutions, however, and thought those sounded interesting. Any thoughts or recommendations?

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Old April 21st, 2006, 03:57 AM   #2
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The G-Raid works great for DVCPRO HD. I have two of them for a 90-min show and have had no problems whatsoever.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 03:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Shane. Which G-Raid are you using? Are you connected via FW800?

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Old April 21st, 2006, 03:16 PM   #4
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I am using two G-Raid 500GB drives connected via firewire 800.

Smooth sailing. And the interesting thing is that I can take that footage, on those drives, and upconvert on the fly with the Kona 2 and output 10-bit uncompressed HD to a D5...in realtime.

Sweet.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 03:25 PM   #5
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That is so cool Shane. Are you on a G5 tower?

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Old April 21st, 2006, 03:36 PM   #6
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Yes. The bulk of the work is on a Dual 2Ghz G5 (PCI-X). And I do some work with my Powerbook 1.67.
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